History of the Crimes of the Second of December

History of the Crimes of the Second of December

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...stolen three knives from a kitchen and was brought before the Committee; he confessed his fault and M. Jourdan immediately wrote out an order for his arrest, which was signed by M. Buisson and put in force. Some time after, a few friends of this unfortunate man came to beg for his liberation, but Buissonrefused it! This was the only robbery committed during the moved ment, the only act of that dreadful Jacquerie which has laie waste the Department of the Basses-Alpes! Besides, if thresistance of the Basses-Alpes has really dishonoured civilization, the whole of the inhabitants were to blame, for the National Guard, in a body, adhered firmly to the cause of the Constitutionalists. The Journal of the mitmillades, the Patric, confessed that it had done so, in its article of the 15th of December: " The National Guard, rapidly assembled by the " Mayor, soon passed over to the side of the insurrection, "and everrin front of the barrackfi, shouted.: "Vive lb. " Rouge! vine la Sociale! _' " Consequently, either "tlre chosen part of population" of Digne was on the side of the Brigands who wished " to sack the town and who spoke of " dividing amongst them the young girls and the young " women; " (Patric, l-5th of December) or the Elysean paper has lied again. The answer to, that question is clear enough. No doubt when a town of 4500 inhabitants is suddenly occupiedhy 7 or 8000 armed men, there must be some feelings hurt, and some confusion necessarily produced by such a crowd, but notwithstanding the narratives of the Journals of the crime, we repeat once 'more, that there was neither robbery, rape, nor murder. They have declared that the Convent was plundered, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842715
  • 9781236842718